We are all told that it is better to give than to receive, but what does that really mean to a child in the cheerful hustle and bustle surrounding the Christmas Holiday? We shop, buy, and wrap presents for everyone we will be celebrating the Holiday with, and that joyous activity can completely overwhelm the true spirit of Christmas.
In The Very Special Wreath you follow the adventures of a child on Christmas Eve as she buys her mother a very beautiful present but never quite makes it home with the same gift she purchased only hours before. The transformation of her very special wreath is a heartwarming story that celebrates the spirit of charity to others in very real terms. Richly illustrated with a story we all can enjoy, this book will become a family classic and will be read and reread for many Christmases to come.
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I have already passed this on to my grandchildren to read as the holidays come near. The story of a child sharing without thinking of the consequences warms one's heart. The illustrations add much to the book. The spirit of Christmas is carried throughout the book.
This is a very sweet story about the true meaning of Christmas! It has a simple style and charming illustrations that children will easily relate to and adults will enjoy as well. The situations young Jennie encounters on her way home with a present for her mother open the door to discuss the joys of giving in a season where it's easy to get lost in commercialism and hype. It will be a delight to share this story my grandchildren for many years to come!